Horst Mohr asked [990202 MMDigest]:
> Paul Wittgenstein lost one arm in World War I. Some composers
> wrote piano music especially for him and he performed a
> "Concerto for the Left Hand". Does my memory serve me right ?
Yes. Paul Wittgenstein (1887-1961) had several works written for him,
including one by Richard Strauss and one by Benjamin Britten. The
Concerto was by Ravel and is very often played nowadays by two-armed
pianists. Paul was one of eight children, one of whom was the
philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Dan Wilson, London